BCFR News & Stories

Bryan smiles at the camera while on duty at his dish washing job. He wears an apron and long rubber gloves while standing at a sink full of suds.
Life and Work Connections

Bryan Finds Success with IPS

Bryan takes great pride in being a reliable employee and getting his work done. For more than 20 years, he worked as a dishwasher for a local…

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Support Coordination

Sofia is Fearless

Sofia, a spunky ten-year-old, has received services through Boone County Family Resources since she was three months old. She experienced a stroke in utero and was born…

Katie smiles as she sits on the couch in her own apartment.
Supported Living

Making Gains Toward Independence

Two individuals participating in the Supported Living program are gaining the skills they need to live the independent lives they want. Katie, who has been in the…

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Agency News

Get Out and About This Summer

Summer is coming! Are you ready to get out and about?

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Agency News

Employee Spotlight: Shana Wilson

By Natasha Sigoloff Meet Shana Wilson, Direct Support Professional II with the Supported Living program. Shana began working for Boone County Family Resources right after graduating high…

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Agency News

Career Connections: A Summer Work Experience

By Mark Satterwhite This summer, the agency’s Life & Work Connections program is piloting Career Connections, a summer work experience program for high school students between their…

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Supported Living

We Remember Caye-Jean

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne

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Support Coordination

The STEPs to Getting a Job

People get jobs so they can live in and enjoy the community. Nicholas was determined to do just that. Working with his support coordinator, Nicholas learned about…

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Life and Work Connections

Disability Rights Legislative Day 2018

A contingent of advocates from Boone County exercised their civil rights on March 14, rallying with hundreds of others in the state capitol rotunda, and meeting with…